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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

A special weather statement warns that snow is possible in Metro Vancouver

Snow is possible in Metro Vancouver, as per a special weather remark

Key takeaways:

  • Metro Vancouver may see a burst of winter weather to start the week, with up to 10 centimetres of snow possible in some areas.
  • According to Environment Canada’s forecast, two to ten centimeters of snow is expected to accumulate.

Metro Vancouver could see a burst of winter weather to begin the week, with up to 10 centimeters of snow possible in some areas.

According to a special weather statement issued by Environment Canada on Monday morning, the region could see snowfall beginning in the evening and lasting until Tuesday morning.

According to Environment Canada’s advisory, “a cold and unstable airmass over the coast may bring some wintery conditions to the Lower Mainland.”

“Tonight is expected to be cloudy with snow levels hovering around 300 meters. As a result, higher elevations and the Fraser Valley may see heavier snow accumulations tonight through Tuesday morning.”

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Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, the North Shore, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Surrey, Langley, Richmond, and Delta are all on high alert.

According to Environment Canada’s forecast, two to ten centimeters of snow is expected to accumulate.

‘INTENSE SNOW BANDS’

Environment Canada warned in a separate weather statement for the Coquihalla Highway and Highway 3 that some highways connecting the Lower Mainland to B.C.’s Interior could see more intense snowfall.

“A low-pressure center will form over British Columbia’s southern interior. When combined with the current unstable airmass, there is the potential for intense bands of snow to form in the regions listed above, “The warning stated

“Snowfall amounts are expected to range from five to ten centimeters, with amounts varying across the region.”

Snow is possible in Metro Vancouver, as per a special weather remark
Snow is possible in Metro Vancouver, as per a special weather remark. Image from North Shore News

Because the Coquihalla is still closed due to storm damage from November, drivers using Highway 3 for essential travel are being advised to keep others informed of their plans and destinations and carry an emergency kit and phone, as the weather in the mountains can change quickly.

That highway route was closed several times over the weekend due to several vehicle accidents and “extremely poor driving conditions,” according to DriveBC.

According to the CEO of the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada, out-of-province truckers who aren’t trained in mountain driving have been having trouble with Highway 3, who spoke to CTV News on Saturday.

“It’s very bendy and windy, and the grades are much tougher than, say, the Coquihalla,” Shelley Walker stated, “adding that Highway 3 also lacks places to pull over if needed during a snowstorm.

IS THERE GOING TO BE MORE SNOW?

More flurries are possible later in the week in Vancouver. The city is expected to see rain on Wednesday, though snow may return overnight. There will be a break in the rain on Thursday, with a mix of sun and clouds.

However, the chance of flurries has returned as we approach the weekend. Environment Canada’s forecast predicts rain or snow starting Friday night and continuing through Saturday and Sunday.

Source: CTV News

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